Paul Winfield

Highest Rated: 100% The Terminator (1984)
Lowest Rated: 28% Dennis the Menace (1993)
Birthday: May 22, 1939
Birthplace: Not Available
Before he inaugurated his professional career, African-American actor Paul Winfield received a well-rounded education: He trained at the University of Portland, Los Angeles City College, Stanford, U.C.L.A., the University of Hawaii, and the University of Santa Barbara. After stage work, Winfield received his first major Hollywood break as Paul Cameron on the TV sitcom Julia (1968-1971). In films from 1969, he received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of a fiercely proud sharecropper in Sounder (1972). Back on the small screen, he earned Emmy nominations for his interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1978 miniseries King and his work as Dr. Huguley in 1979's Roots: The Next Generation. An indispensable purveyor of authoritative roles, he has played several judges, winning a 1994 Emmy for his performance in this capacity on TV's Picket Fences. Paul Winfield has also been seen on a regular basis in three television series, playing Julian C. Barlow in the 1989-1990 episodes of 227, Isaac Tuhle in Wiseguy (1987-1991), and a no-nonsense Magic Mirror (voice only) in the 1987 Cinderella spoof The Charmings. In 2004, not long after playing a small role in a remake of Sounder, Winfield suffered a heart attack and passed away at the age of 62.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Kids Ten Commandments: Life and Seth Situation Actor 2003
No Score Yet Kids Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth Actor 2003
No Score Yet Sounder The teacher 2003
No Score Yet Kids Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf Actor 2003
No Score Yet Second to Die Det. Grady 2001
No Score Yet On the Edge Actor 2000
43% Catfish in Black Bean Sauce Harold 2000
56% Relax... It's Just Sex Auntie Mahalia 1999
No Score Yet Strange Justice Thurgood Marshall 1999
No Score Yet Strategic Command Rowan 1997
53% Mars Attacks! General Casey 1996
No Score Yet The Assassination File Sen. Alan Laskey 1996
53% Original Gangstas Rev. Marshall Dorsey 1996
No Score Yet The Legend of Gator Face Bob 1996
No Score Yet El Reino de los Ciegos Papa Joe 1995
No Score Yet White Dwarf Akada 1995
No Score Yet Tyson Don King 1995
No Score Yet Breathing Lessons Mr. Otis 1994
No Score Yet Scarlett Actor 1994
28% Dennis the Menace Police Chief 1993
No Score Yet Irresistible Force Commander Toole 1993
No Score Yet Queen Cap'n Jack 1992
No Score Yet Wish That Changed Christmas Actor 1992
No Score Yet 83 Hours 'til Dawn Doctor Dantley 1990
87% Presumed Innocent Judge Larren Lyttle 1990
No Score Yet Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Jim Watson 1990
No Score Yet The Women of Brewster Place Sam Michael 1989
No Score Yet Big Shots Johnnie Red 1987
63% The Serpent and the Rainbow Lucien Celine 1987
No Score Yet Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story Hairston 1987
No Score Yet Death Before Dishonor Ambassador Director 1987
No Score Yet Nowhere to Hide Actor 1987
No Score Yet Blue City Chief Luther Reynolds 1986
No Score Yet Go Tell It on the Mountain Gabriel Grimes 1985
100% The Terminator Det. Ed Traxler 1984
No Score Yet Mike's Murder Phillip 1984
No Score Yet For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers Actor 1983
89% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Capt. Clark Terrell 1982
92% White Dog Keys 1982
No Score Yet Carbon Copy Bob 1981
No Score Yet The Sophisticated Gents Actor 1981
No Score Yet Blue and the Gray Actor 1981
No Score Yet Angel City Cy 1980
No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House Actor 1979
No Score Yet A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich Butler 1978
No Score Yet King Actor 1978
50% Damnation Alley Keegan 1977
88% Twilight's Last Gleaming Powell 1977
No Score Yet Green Eyes Lloyd Dubeck 1977
No Score Yet The Greatest Lawyer 1977
No Score Yet High Velocity Watson 1976
67% Hustle Sergeant Louis Belgrave 1975
No Score Yet Huckleberry Finn Jim 1974
73% Conrack Mad Billy 1974
No Score Yet It's Good to Be Alive Roy Campanella 1974
No Score Yet Gordon's War Gordon Hudson 1973
88% Sounder Nathan Lee Morgan 1972
No Score Yet Trouble Man Chalky Price 1972
No Score Yet Brother John Henry Birkhardt 1971
No Score Yet R.P.M. Steve Dempsey 1970
No Score Yet King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Lost Man Orville 1969

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Sam
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Dr. Phillip Sanders
  • 2002
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1998
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Magic School Bus
1994-1997
Voice
  • 1997
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Gen. Richard Franklin
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Ken Burns' Baseball
1994-2010
Voice
  • 1994
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
Judge Nance
  • 1994
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
  • 1991
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Dathon
  • 1991
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Isaac Twine
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Lt. Starkey
  • 1985
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Benson Phillips
  • 1972
  • 1968
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Klaus
  • 1968
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Gabriel Grimes

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